ARCI Scientist laments 80 percent students skip higher education midway, nation needs talent
The 11th Convocation Ceremony of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) was held today. Divesh Satishkumar Dixit of Electronic and Communications stood tall and outstanding by bagging the top slot and received more medals and awards. The Convocation saw 809 students receiving degrees and 7 students the PhDs.
Nagpur News: The Scientist and Advisor of the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) Dr P Ramarao lamented the fact that 80 per cent of students studying higher education leave it midway. “The trend for seeking higher education among students started after 1950. At present in India, after China, about 2.60 crore students nominate themselves for higher education, but awfully, 80 per cent student abandon it. The students who obtained Graduate degrees and Post-Graduate degrees are luckier in this situation,” Dr P Ramarao said.
Dr P Ramarao was speaking at the 11th Convocation Ceremony of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) today. Divesh Satishkumar Dixit of Electronic and Communications stood tall and outstanding by bagging the top slot and received more medals and awards. The Convocation saw 809 students receiving degrees and 7 students the PhDs.
CREATING TALENT A CHALLENGE:
The Scientist and Advisor of the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) Dr P Ramarao said, “Earlier, India depended on European nations for agriculture-based industries. But following globalization, the industrial revolution has aptly turned into the knowledge revolution. The important aspect is that till 2050, India will have 85 crore (61 per cent) active in the age group of 15-59 years. It means, at the global level, out of six people, one Indian would be among the 6 global people. In this situation, India faces a greater challenge to create the talent,” Dr P Ramarao said.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY NEED OF THE HOUR:
“The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) represents number of products in proportion to population and per capita income. The per capita income includes investment resources, material resources and human resources. The human resources, here concerns to people with full of knowledge and talent. After the revolution in physics brought in by Albert Einstein, the world witnessed growth in number of nuclear plants. The nuclear plants are generating 14 per cent of energy all over the world. The newer and newer technology is being developed day by day like nano structure, high speed communications etc. We will need more advanced technology in future, too. We should be prepared for that,” Dr P Ramarao said.
Former Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director General Dr S K Joshi also delivered a speech on the occasion. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion include VNIT Director Dr Narendra Chaudhary, Academic Dean Dr O R Jaiswal, Faculty Welfare Dean Dr R K Ingle, R and C Dean Dr H M Suryavanshi, P and D Dean Dr S R Sathe, Students’ Welfare Dean Dr G P Singh, Registrar Dr B M Ganvir and others.
DIVESH STEALS THE HONOUR
A total of 809 students were conferred with Degrees and 7 students received PhDs. 210 students received Post-Graduation degrees and 582 students obtained Graduation degrees. Chemical Engineering’s Sujan Singh, Civil Engineering’s Ankur Mathur, Computer Science’s Ankit Suresh Singhania, Electrical Engineering’s Bacchu Ramesh, Mechanical Engineering’s Vinit Nayar, Mining Engineering’s Avghade Tanaji, Metrologic Engineering’s Aashish Ajit Kulkarni, Architecture’s Nikhil Shashikant Dongaonkar bagged first position in their respective faculties. 13 students of MTech were awarded with Academic Excellence. Similarly, 30 prizes were given to those students who scored good marks in different subjects. All the students were excited and displayed their excitement by hurling their caps in the air.
WANTS TO RESEARCH:
Divesh Dixit, who bagged the most honours, wants do research in order to bring excellent changes in India. “I was dreaming to become an engineer and the dream has come true. My mother Rajkumari and father Satish always supported and stood behind me,” the proud Divesh said.
CAME TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER DURING EXAM:
Ajinkya Khade said, “I was diagnosed with cancer during the exam. I was shocked and traumatized to know the fact. Still I did not lose courage and cleared the exam. Now, chemotherapy is under way. After coming out from cancer, I will continue further studies.”
WANT TO TOUCH THE SKIES:
Poonam Tripathi, a weeklong student, said, “Even though I could not walk, but still want to touch the skies, glory. I have to study further for Post-Graduation in Electrical Engineering.”